The Russian Federation regularly reports on hate crime to ODIHR. Its Criminal Code contains general and specific penalty enhancement provisions and substantive offences. The authorities responsible for collecting data are the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Prosecutor's Office and the Statistical Office.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2015||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2014||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2013||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2012||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2010||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2009||Not available||Not available||Not available|
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the Russian Ministry of Regional Development published "Strategy of the State National Policy of the Russian Federation for the Period through 2025" to address ‘inter-ethnic conflicts’ and strengthen ethno-cultural relations by 2020. The proposals include funding NGOs involved in the integration of migrants and introducing classroom curricula on inter-ethnic relations.
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that the Russian Federation ensure prompt action by the police, prosecutors and judiciary in investigating and punishing racially-motivated crimes, and collect and publish hate crime statistics.
In its fourth report, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) welcomed progress achieved by the Russian Federation in a number of fields, including improvements to the criminal law, a reduction in statelessness and the targeting of ultranationalist organizations by law enforcement. It also observed a decline in the number of racist attacks. ECRI recommended that the Russian Federation revise the definition of extremism in the Federal Law on Combating Extremist Activity, to ensure that it only applies to serious cases involving hatred or violence. The law should also clearly specify the criteria to be met when declaring material "extremist".
ODIHR observes that the Russian Federation has not periodically reported reliable information and statistics on hate crimes to ODIHR.